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Learn recoger conjugation in Condicional

recoger means: to collect, to gather in, to glean, to pick up, to tidy up
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In this conjugation lesson we are going to learn how to conjugate the verb recoger in the Condicional tense of the Indicativo mood. It means we will see step by step how to create and translate forms of each grammatical person.

This lesson is specifically about the recoger conjugation. For a general overview of all the Simple Tenses conjugation see the Simple Tenses Conjugation Chart.

You may also see this Video Presentation on how to conjugate verbs in Condicional. It’s embedded below, but using the above link you can get more detailed information on conjugation in this tense and explanation of special cases and exceptions.

How to translate Condicional to English

Notice that the phrases in English provided below next to each conjugation are not direct translations from Spanish to English. They are usually the closest general equivalents. The example differences are:
  • In Spanish conjugation, there is the form usted in the third person singular. But this person does not translate to the English third person singular. It translates to the so called formal you and uses the inflected form which is most often represented as he/she/it in English conjugation charts.
  • Similar situation happens in the third person plural, where ustedes translates to the English plural formal you but uses the form which corresponds to the they form in English.
  • Tenses are used differently in Spanish and English, so the actual translation should always take into account the context and focus on translating the meaning, not just words.
  • In both languages each verb may have multiple meanings and not every meaning translates directly to the other language. Here also, the context and focusing on the particular meaning helps to create the most accurate translation.


Step by step instructions

Condicional belongs to the simple tenses group, which means that all of its inflected forms are one word long. There are also compound (compuesto) tenses in Spanish language, where each conjugated form consists of two words.The verb recoger has regular conjugation in the Condicional tense of the Indicativo mood. It means this verb follows the basic rules for its group (-er) without spelling corrections or exceptions.
The basis for this conjugation is the infinitive of this verb, so it’s really simple to create, and only a few exceptions exist.Use the infinitive recoger in each person.
Next, add to the infinitive the endings specific to each person.
In this tense we use the exact same endings in each of the three conjugation groups -ar, -er, -ir. Analyze the image showing all six endings. Note both the colors and shapes of the letters. They are arranged to help you find patterns and make it easier to remember these endings.

Also note that in verb groups -er and -ir all six endings in both Pretéterito Imperfecto and Condicional tenses are identical. Good tip to remember! The only difference is that the Condicional uses the entire infinitive as the stem.
endings condicional how to conjugate spanish verbs
Add the regular ending -ía for the first person singular to create recogería:
  • yo recogería – I would collect
And again add the regular ending -ías for the second person singular to create recogerías:
  • tú recogerías – you would collect
And similarly add the regular ending -ía for the third person singular to create recogería:
  • él recogería – he would collect
  • ella recogería – she would collect
  • usted recogería – (formal) you would collect
And again add the regular ending -íamos for the first person plural to create recogeríamos:
  • nosotros recogeríamos – we would collect
  • nosotras recogeríamos – (feminine) we would collect
And one more time add the regular ending -íais for the second person plural to create recogeríais:
  • vosotros recogeríais – (plural) you would collect
  • vosotras recogeríais – (feminine, plural) you would collect
As before add the regular ending -ían for the third person plural to create recogerían:
  • ellos recogerían – they would collect
  • ellas recogerían – (feminine) they would collect
  • ustedes recogerían – (formal, plural) you would collect

Hurray! The conjugation is now complete. Put together, the conjugation chart looks like this:

yorecogeríaI would collect
recogeríasyou would collect
él/ella/ustedrecogeríahe/she/it would collect
nosotros/nosotrasrecogeríamoswe would collect
vosotros/vosotrasrecogeríaisyou would collect
ellos/ellas/ustedesrecogeríanthey would collect
Click to see all conjugation charts of recoger in every tense

But do not end your session yet – it’s important to repeat and practice the material in order to remember it. Check below for next steps.

Next Steps to Perfection

  • To practice this conjugation and test yourself check this Conjugation Exercise or the Memory Game
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  • For exercises and examples related to recoger visit our Exercise section
  • To see conjugation charts in all tenses for recoger visit the Conjugator
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